Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Titans 19, Chiefs 17

Kicker hits second chance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ryan Succop wasn't offended when Titans coach Mike Mularkey elected to go for a two-point conversion and the win rather than let him attempt the tying extra point against the Chiefs.

His confidence came in handy a few minutes later.

The kicker who lost his job in Kansas City to an undrafted rookie a few years ago boomed a 53-yard field goal through the uprights on the final play of the game to give Tennessee a victory crucial to its playoff hopes.

"I just kind of had to throw technique out the window a little bit and really go after it," said Succop, who came up short on his first try, only to get a do-over when Chiefs coach Andy Reid called timeout.

"I thought I hit the first one good, and when it came up short, there was a second in my mind, I wasn't even sure I could reach from there," Succop said. "You could give me 10 kicks from there and I don't know if I could make one. Honestly."

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